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What does Rafella mean?

Rafella Pronunciation of Rafella [rafel-la] as a girls' name has its root in Hebrew, and the name Rafella means "God heals". Rafella is an alternate spelling of Raphaela (Hebrew): feminine of Raphael.


Rafella has 10 variants: Rafaela, Rafaelia, Raffaela, Raffaella, Raphaella, Raphayella, Raphella, Refaella, Refella and Rephaela.

2 more relations via Raphaela: Rafa and Rafelle.

Creative forms:
(female) Rafelba, Rafelya, ..

(male) Rafelgi, Rafelme, ..

Middle name pairings:
Rafella Dalila (R.D.), ..

How popular is Rafella?

Rafella is an uncommonly occurring first name for women. Rafella is an equally unusual last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Popular variation forms of Rafella (outside Top 2000) ranked in the Top 2000 are Raffaela and Rafaela. Adoption of these relations of Rafella was at its highest in the 1910s (usage of 0.01%). (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Rafaela, Raffaela in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Rafella and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Camella, Danella, Gazella, Janella, Kamella, Labella, Lavella, Madella, Marella, Nanella, Pamella, Radilla, Raella, Ranelle, Raquella, Raziella, Rella, Rexella, Robella, Robelle, Romella, Ronella, Rosella, Rozella, Rudella, Sabella, Sadella, Samella and Yabella. These names tend to be more commonly used than Rafella.

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